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Tuesday, November 21st

trumpet festival
day one

Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die (JB, trumpet; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Ajemian, bass; Chad Taylor, drums), live, Toronto, 5/6/17

“theme 1,” “. . . meanwhile,” “theme 2”

 

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“theme nothing”

 

Thursday, November 9th

sounds of New York

I’ve been down with flu since Sunday. Encountering this last night, serendipitously, lifted me in ways only music can.

Retrograde (Matt LaVelle, trumpet, alto clarinet; Reggie Sylvester, drums), live, New York (First St. Green), 9/30/17

 

lagniappe

random thoughts

This world—the world one lives in, daily—is the most beautiful world one will live in, ever.

Friday, October 27th

basement jukebox

J.B. Lenoir, “Mama Talk To Your Daughter,” 1955

 

If I had a time machine, I’d travel back to 1954—the year they recorded this in Chicago—and I’d step into the studio, unobtrusively, just as they’re about to begin.

Tuesday, October 24th

what’s new

Anouar Brahem (oud, vocal) with Django Bates (piano), Dave Holland (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums), “Blue Maqams,” 2017

Monday, October 23rd

sounds of New York

Blue Turf (Nels Cline, guitar; Jim Campilongo, guitar; Jerome Harris, bass; Jim Black, drums), live, New York, 2016

Saturday, October 21st

more

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), “Just a Gigolo” (I. Caesar, L. Casucci), “Bolivar Blues” (T. Monk), live, Tokyo, 1963

 

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lagniappe

art beat

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Designer’s Window, Bleecker Street, New York, 1947

Wednesday, October 18th

more

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), “Evidence” (T. Monk), live, Tokyo, 1963

 

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lagniappe

art beat

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Fifth Ave., Nos. 4, 6, 8, New York, 1936

Tuesday, October 17th

sounds of Seattle

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, live, Seattle, 2017

 

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lagniappe

art beat

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Pine and Henry Streets, New York, 1936

Monday, October 16th

What better way to start the week?

Thelonious Monk Quartet (TM, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums), “Epistrophy” (T. Monk), live, Tokyo, 1963

 

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lagniappe

art beat

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Red River logging project, California, August, 1943

Saturday, October 14th

sounds of Chicago, Amsterdam, Vienna

Made to Break (Ken Vandermark, tenor saxophone, compositions; Tim Daisy, drums; Jasper Stadhouders, bass; Christof Kurzmann, electronics), live, Macedonia (Skopje), 2016

“Dial the Number”

 

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“Theme”

 

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lagniappe

reading table 

Offering
by W.S. Merwin (1927-)

Saturday morning and the trades
are back trading out of the east
offering their samples of cloud
each the only one of its kind
and each of them changing even
as it is offered only once
without a word except the one
sound of hushing to say that this
is all happening in secret
this unrepeatable present
only today for the lucky one

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